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Australia Day in Parramatta is one of the largest Australia Day celebrations in NSW and offers a unique experience which showcases and celebrates all there is to love about Australia and its people through food, live music, a broad range of fun activities for people of all ages and finally, for all cultures to come together to celebrate what it is to be Australian.


FACE PAINTING

Kid's Crescent | 10am-2pm

Face painting will be available at the Kid's Crescent, so make sure you get your kids lined up for a face painting makeover.


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EXPLORE ONE OF AUSTRALIA'S OLDEST COLONIAL SITES

Dairy Cottage | 10am-3pm

Experience a fascinating glimpse into the history of the Dairy Cottage Precinct in Parramatta Park during Australia Day in Parramatta between 10am - 3pm (tours are run hourly). Get a sneak peak into the fascinating history of the sunken dairy via a guided tour led by City of Parramatta’s Host & Guides including interpretive and artefacts displays.Built in 1796, the precinct provided milk, butter and cheese to the colony’s first governors.

Cost: Gold coin donation

Location: Between Byrnes and Long Avenue at the northern end of Parramatta Park

LOVE A TOUR? Book your next tour via Eventbrite or contact the Parramatta Heritage and Visitor Information Centre on 8839 3311.


OLD GOVERNMENT HOUSE OPEN DAY

Dairy Cottage | 9am-4pm

The National Trust of Australia NSW warmly opens the doors to UNESCO World Heritage Listed Old Government House to offer visitors an insight into Australia's oldest public building between 10am to 4pm. Visitors can enjoy a ground-floor tour of the House set in the time of Governor Macquarie, followed by a sausage sizzle and a cold drink, kindly provided by the Friends of Old Government House.

Cost: Gold coin donation


ACTIVATIONS

Across site | All day

Don't miss fun games, giveaways and activities with our event sponsors including Dial Before You Dig, Smoothie, Nova, Sydney Water Chill Zone and more!


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FIREWORKS

The Crescent | 9am-4pm

End the night with a bang as we ring out Australia Day with a massive fireworks spectacular! Enjoy a ten-minute fireworks and pyrotechnic display set to NOVA’s music soundtrack.


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